With rookie mini-camp beginning on Friday, the New York Giants have begun assigning temporary jersey numbers to those who will participate. The first crop of players to receive their new numbers was the 2013 draft class, lead by offensive lineman Justin Pugh.
- OL Justin Pugh – #72
- DT Johnathan Hankins – #74
- DE Damontre Moore – #79
- QB Ryan Nassib – #9
- S Cooper Taylor – #30
- OG Eric Herman – #78
- RB Michael Cox- #29
Pugh has been given Osi Umenyiora's old jersey number, while Nassib has been assigned Lawrence Tynes'. However, like Hakeem Nicks once wearing #18 and Victor Cruz once wearing #3, these jersey numbers are subject (and almost guaranteed) to change.
Last season, after drafting running back David Wilson, fans rushed out to the stores to buy his #34 jersey. A few weeks later, he switched to #22.
Meanwhile, a few deals could potentially go down in exchange for some jersey numbers. As it stands, Hankins has been assigned the same number as Matt McCants, Moore the same number as Stephen Goodin and Herman the same number as Markus Kuhn.
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